In an open letter signed on September 3, 2019, the FIQ and eight other unions unite in the fight against the climate crisis. Representing over 1.2 million workers from all sectors and Quebec regions, the collective La planète s’invite au travail is calling for action for the September 27 demonstration.
The collective text in Le Devoir explains that:
The climate crisis is entering our workplaces. Whether it be through the increasing health and safety risks from global warming or the workload of those who work with the people most vulnerable to the effects of climate change.
We want the government to implement a decarbonization strategy for the Quebec economy, as well as measures to ensure a fair transition and we won’t just stand idly by with our arms crossed until it happens.